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The Pit and the Pendulum (2009)

Seven students answer an advertisement to participate in an experiment to explore how the sensation of pain can be eliminated. Arriving at a secluded institute, they are welcomed by ... See full summary »

Director:

David DeCoteau

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story), Simon Savory (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lorielle New ... JB Divay
Stephen Hansen Stephen Hansen ... Jason
Bart Voitila ... Kyle
Michael King ... Trevor
Danielle Demski Danielle Demski ... Alicia
Amy Paffrath ... Gemma
Tom Sandoval ... Vinnie
Greg Sestero ... Alicia's Ex-Boyfriend
Andrew Bowen ... Alan Divay
Jason Stuart ... Dimitri Divay
Jason-Shane Scott ... Julian
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Seven students answer an advertisement to participate in an experiment to explore how the sensation of pain can be eliminated. Arriving at a secluded institute, they are welcomed by mysterious scientist JB Divay. Initially, JB's fascination with hypnosis, clocks and cactus plants are dismissed by the group as mere eccentricities. But as the students begin to disappear one by one, they begin to question JB's true intentions. In a final showdown, plucky Jason confronts JB over her deranged practices only to discover boyfriend Kyle strapped to a table beneath JB's final experiment, inches away from the razor's edge... Written by Talos

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Rapid Heart Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Trevor: It hurts to be beautiful.
JB Divay: Not nearly as much as it should.
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References Lady Frankenstein (1971) See more »

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I can't believe it's not garbage... Oh! wait... It is...
3 March 2010 | by radam186See all my reviews

This is one of the worst "things" I've seen for ages. I call it a "thing" because it is not a film or movie, but unfortunately it does exist so it gets credit for existing.

I loved reading Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum, and hated torturing my poor eyes on this monstrosity. It has nothing to do with Poe's story. It doesn't even seem like they read the cliff notes before mashing there ill informed hands down on the keyboard. I wouldn't have much issue with it if it was titled something like The Spooky Homo-erotic Mansion Mystery or David Decoteau's Middle School Video Class Project, in the later case I'd give little David a grade of C for getting it done, but points must be taken off for being ever so boring and poorly acted, directed, written, shot, edited, scored and any other aspect you could think of.

This "thing" even falls short of late night soft core porn. It's not the funny kind of bad, it just is bad. If you like naked dudes touching and stuff... you might get it, but probably not. This is a movie made for nobody except for the people in it to try to please their parents by showing them art school wasn't a waste of money. It was... Failed

Don't watch it, burn it! Helen Keller would cover her eyes and ears if subjected to this horrid "thing". Booo! Boooooooooo!


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